Hello Fresh Box: Smoked Mackerel Summer Salad Recipe

A couple of weeks ago, we received a Hello Fresh box for the first time. Hello Fresh creates delicious and nutritious recipes, you can choose what you would like and they pack all the ingredients in a box for you. The delivery is free and you will be provided with what you need to cook a great meal in 30 minutes or less.

We were sent a Classic Box with 3 meals for 2 people with everything we needed for the meals in the exact quantities, including meat, fish, herbs and species. Our first meal was “Tuscan Pork Linguini with Courgettes, Chilli and Lemon” and we really enjoyed it.

The second recipe we tried was:

“A Simple Smoked Mackerel Summer Salad with Green Beans and New Potatoes”

Serves 2, Ready in 20 minutes


  • 200g Smoked Mackerel
  • Couple of Handfuls Lambs Lettuce
  • 1 Cup Green Beans
  • 2 Tsps Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Cups New Potatoes
  • 1/3 Cup Radish
  • 1 Tsp Shallot, Diced

    Smoked Mackerel Summer Salad Ingredients
    Smoked Mackerel Summer Salad Ingredients


Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Cut the very tops and bottoms of the green beans. Thinly slice the radishes and dice up the shallot as finely as possible.

Cook the potatoes in the boiling water with ½ tsp of salt for around 12-15 minutes. The potatoes are done when you can easily slip a knife through them. Peel the skin from the mackerel and then break the fish up into chunks.

Smoked Mackerel Summer Salad
Smoked Mackerel Summer Salad

For the dressing, thoroughly mix 2 tsps of red wine vinegar with 2 tbsps of olive oil. Mix in ¼ tsp of salt, a pinch of sugar if you have it and a few grinds of black pepper. Mix in a tsp of the diced shallot.

Put the green beans into the boiling water with the potatoes for 2 minutes. Drain the potatoes and the beans, put them back in the pan and cover them in cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain the potatoes and green beans and dry off any excess water with a tea towel.

Slice up the potatoes and then mix these with the salad dressing, green beans, salad leaves, radish and mackerel.

Smoked Mackerel Summer Salad
Smoked Mackerel Summer Salad

The Smoked Mackerel Summer Salad with Green Beans and New Potatoes recipe was simple but delicious and full of flavour. Our second Hello Fresh experience was also very enjoyable. Look out for the final recipe tomorrow!

The products were provided free of charge for review purposes. However the opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.

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